What is tooth whitening?

For visible and long-lasting results, and above all to ensure that treatment is applied correctly and that the necessary care is taken to protect your teeth, you are advised to consult a dentist before deciding to undergo tooth whitening treatment.

There are three different methods of tooth whitening:

  • The first type of treatment is carried out at the surgery by the dentist. He applies a hydrogen peroxide-based gel, taking the necessary precautions. The gel used in this treatment is more concentrated than that used in over-the-counter kits, so the result will generally be better.
  • The second type of treatment is done at home using products issued on prescription by the dentist, who creates a plastic mouthpiece containing the necessary amount of peroxide gel. The patient can then self-administer the treatment at their own convenience by wearing the mouthpiece at home for around two weeks.
  • Over-the-counter products for self-application include self-adhesive bands, brush-on gel, mouthpieces etc. These products contain a weak concentration of active whitening agent, so offer results less visible than can be achieved in a dental surgery. However, we strongly advise you not to use these products for more than two weeks without your dentist’s assistance.

Arrange a consultation with a dentist to assess whether tooth whitening is the right treatment for you, and if so, which method of treatment suits you best. For more detailed information, contact us!


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